Kueifang (Kelly) Hsieh

Kueifang (Kelly) Hsieh

Research Associate Professor, IDHD Associate Director, Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 708 DHSP

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Kueifang (Kelly) Hsieh, PhD is a research associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development, and associate director of evaluation and statistics for the RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health. Dr. Hsieh has a PhD in public health with emphasis in community health and epidemiology. Her research interests explore the relationship between health risk behaviors and health outcomes including obesity, falls, cardiovascular disease, and dementia across lifespan among individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities using epidemiological approach. She is also interested in investigating efficacy of interventions to improve well-being and quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities through group exercise, health education, and web personal center based approach. She has provided statistical consulting for the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities over 15 years.

Selected Grants

National Institute on Disability, Independent living, and Rehabilitation Research, Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study (LHIDDS): Examining the Effects of Modifiable Health Behaviors on Health and Function in Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, PI

College of Applied Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Pilot Grant, We Walk: A pilot technology intervention to promote physical activity for adults with intellectual disability and their caregivers, PI

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PhD, Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
MS, Child Development and Family Studies, University of Wyoming, 1989
BS, Nursing, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, 1982